Cigar Geeks Geek Critique

Vengeance Maduro Ligero Torpedo
Written by Cigar Geeks Member: Petetr Kozo (junglepete)

Cigar Geeks Rating

Welcome to another Cigar Geeks Critique of a cigar provided to us by Glenn Case, the owner of Exclusive Cigars, has graciously donated the cigars for review.  Up for review this time is one of their new lines - the Vengeance Maduro Ligero Torpedo.  They have generously provided a number of cigars for our members to review.  Special thanks to member podman28 (aka Tim) for lining this up.

Vengeance Maduro Ligero Torpedo

Maduro Ligero Torpedo
Ring Gauge:
Country of Origin:
Dominican Republic
Dominican Republic
Average Member Rating:
4.06 star rating based on 8 Review(s) (8 Review(s))
This cigar was enjoyed with Havana Club Dark Rum

Pre-Light: 20 Points of 10 Possible

I very nice looking cigar here with an oily sheen on a beautiful dark wrapper. The bunching was full and even at the foot and the stick had a nice heft to it. When squeezed slightly there was just enough give to tell me this cigar was perfectly humidified and ready to go. The prelight aroma was predominantly antique leather and cocoa. I liked how the main wrapper blended with the cigar color and the foot was dressed with a second slim band. The head held well for the cut and the draw was just right adding a a touch of spice to the mix. I find no faults in the prelight assessment.

Lighting and Burn: 15 Points of 15 Possible

A dead on burn here and no touch-ups required whatsoever. The extremely solid ash was manually chunked off in 1.5 inch portions leaving a perfect glowing cone each time. This cigar was bunched so evenly that it smoked cool, slow and steady, producing a good volume of smoke right to the end.

Construction: 30 Points of 30 Possible

This is certainly a well made cigar without any noticable flaws. The cap was solid, the wrapper tight and neat, and the draw consistent and balanced. I am hard pressed to find anything negative to say about about this smoke thus far.

Flavor and Aroma: 32 Points of 45 Possible

The first few draws were a little peppery but not overly hot. There is some noticable body power here, but not too heady either. The cigar is smooth with some leather notes coming out and mixing with a little wood and spice. The second third brings in a little more spice, more body, and a touch of sweetness. By the last third I would consider the cigar to be full bodied. My tongue is tingling a little and there is a deep roasted nut flavor coming through with the spice  kicking up another notch and staying until the finish.


I really enjoyed this cigar. Thanks Tim for giving me the opportunity to have a go at this beauty. I'm impressed given the fact that I don't usually smoke stronger cigars, but in this case it was so well made and balanced that I could appreciate its strength, complexity, and flavor profile without being overwhelmed.

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